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Nurkse and the Role of Finance in Development Economics

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  • Jan Kregel

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Ragnar Nurkse was one the pioneers in development economics. This paper celebrates the hundredth anniversary of his birth with a critical retrospective of his overall contribution to the field, in particular his views on the importance of employment policy in mobilizing domestic resources and the difficulties surrounding the use of external resources to finance development. It also demonstrates the affinity between Nurkse's theory of mobilizing domestic resources and employer-of-last-resort proposals.

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Paper provided by Levy Economics Institute in its series Economics Working Paper Archive with number wp_520.

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Date of creation: Nov 2007
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Handle: RePEc:lev:wrkpap:wp_520

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  1. Aldo Caliari, 2012. "Why do Shared Societies make economic sense? Three theoretical approximations," Working Papers, Maastricht School of Management 2012/28, Maastricht School of Management.

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